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Growing up in Brooklyn, I would go to school early to play in the yard. We would learn games like the Farmer in the Dell, Red light-Green Light, Blue Bird, Freeze Tag, Skelzy (or Skully), and Jump rope just to name a few from watching the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. 221 more words

New York City

Parents Divided On Whether School 'Recess Coaches' Benefit Kids

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some New York City schools have hired “recess coaches” to teach kids how to play.

But parents have mixed feelings about the idea, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported. 267 more words


Do kids nowadays need to be taught how to play?

When I was a child, I learned how to play games from other children.

No adult taught me how to play tag or dodge ball or Quaker meeting [1] or hide and go seek or even baseball.  496 more words


Do Minnesota schools need consultants to figure out recess? Some say 'yes'

There’s been some head-shaking going on lately since the Edina School District got some media attention for hiring a “recess consultant” to try out new recess strategies at two of its elementary schools. 602 more words